Friday, 26 April 2013

Blocks In And Out

I recently participated in a scrap vomit swap. I sent 49 squares that measured 2.5" x 2.5" to five people and I will receive 5 lots in return.  The idea is that 'ugly' fabric (hence the title of 'vomit'!) is unnoticed amongst all the other small squares of fabric that make up the block. This is such a great way to use up scraps! The original scrap vomit quilt can be credited to Katy of I'm A Ginger Monkey. I am really enjoying these and love that they (surprisingly!) come together very quickly.
Scrap Vomit squares sewn up into a block.

I received this beautiful star from Ann who lives in Nova Scotia.
Look at the lovely fabric -  it reminds me of the beautiful winter photos that Ann shared. 


And these are some pinwheels that need to be trimmed and will then be on their way to Rose who is the Queen Bee this month. The photos don't show up the colours very well, so just to clarify, the blocks are sewn up in red, aqua and white!
The next two blocks feature some Sew Stitchy by Aneela Hoey.

I think I might pop these under the iron one last time before sending them off!


  1. Ooooh, love the blue fabric in that star block - so glittery. Also love the reds/aquas in your pinwheels. The blocks look so perfect! My current project is beginning to look a bit wonky :-( Hopefully the craziness of the colours/design will hide it a little.

    1. Those pinwheels gave me some grief! They are simple blocks (and I thought I was accurate with my cutting), but of the five that I made, I had to unpick a seam in four of them!! Working with triangles is always more difficult than it looks because it can stretch on the diagonal. I'm pleased at how they turned out (I'm keeping one and sending off four), but am glad they are finished.

  2. Beautiful blocks! The scrap vomit sounds interesting. I've seen those before, but I do have a hard time with scrappy :/

    1. I remember your scrappy trip along (still on my list to do!)! I quite like scrappy, but there is also a point at which I'm not a fan. I like pretty scrappy (not only-use-ugley-fabric scrappy). I think I have enough in my stash to be able to pass on any fabric that I don't like to someone who does. As for not being a scrappy fan, I'm all for admiring what others do and sticking with your passion!


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